Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Reviews
Although it's very offbeat & black at times it's a funny film with all very real & likeable characters that you believe in.
The story is simply about a man who wants out & finds life in an unusual way & finds his life is important to some others. It's not a typical film but it's a delight to watch, a real pleasant surprise.
The film has been well received by audiences. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 79 reviews, gives the film an 86% approval, the average rating being 7.1/10.
man this is 1 strange movie but it is such a fantastic movie 2 watch it is a really well written/acted/directed movie 2 watch it is a really really powerful drama movie 2 watch it is a really really strange movie 2 watch but it is such a fantastic movie 2 watch it is such a really well written movie its got such a fantastic cast throughout this movie.....i think that this is such a brilliant movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie......
stories with "these elements" get me riled up, grrrr.
p.s. didn't dig the convenient ending.
I watched this again...its so crap i always forget what its about...never again...NEVER AGAIN!
There was just something about the story itself that didn't sit quite right with me. It seemed horrible for Wilbur and Alice to be carrying on behind Harbour's back, and then the final scene seemed disrespectful to Harbour. I don't want to spell it all out and ruin it for those who have not seen this, but those who have will know what I mean. Perhaps I am missing the point, I am not sure...
To be under protection, Wilbur moves in with his brother Harbour (Adrian Rawlins). Their father passed away and now Harbour runs the family business. A bookshop. And what a bookshop they have! The kind of bookshop I'd like to live in for a year or two.
Harbour meets Alice (Shirley Henderson), who works as a cleaningwoman in a hospital. They soon become a couple and live a fairly happy life together. Still rescuing Wilbur from killing himself. But then something unexpected happens and Harbour sickens from a serious disease. Wilbur suddenly is not the one everyone worries about anymore.
Wilbur: Does "Horst" mean sausage in German?
Dr. Horst: No, but you are close.
Wilbur: Are you somehow related to the "Man They Call Horst"?
Dr. Horst: Yes, I believe so. On my mother's side.
Harbour: What's it like, being dead?
Wilbur: It's dull as dishwater. It's silent and completely dark... it's like being in Wales.